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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security Bulletin: Potential denial of service may affect
IBM HTTP Server on Windows (CVE-2015-1829)
12 June 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: IBM HTTP Server
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2015-1829
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Security Bulletin: Potential denial of service may affect IBM HTTP Server on
More support for:
IBM HTTP Server
6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.5
There is a potential denial of service that may affect IBM HTTP Server on
Windows (CVE-2015-1829). To exploit the attack requires local access to the
DESCRIPTION: Apache Portable Runtime is vulnerable to a denial of service,
caused by an error when using APR named pipe support on Windows. An attacker
could exploit this vulnerability to cause a pipe squatting attack from a local
CVSS Base Score: 5
CVSS Temporal Score: See http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/103204 for the
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Affected Products and Versions
The following IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server may be
Version 8.5 and 8.5.5
For affected IBM HTTP Server for WebSphere Application Server:
For V22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199 Full Profile:
Upgrade to 188.8.131.52 and then apply Interim Fix PI39833
Apply Fix Pack 184.108.40.206 or later (targeted availability 11 September 2015).
For V8.0 through 220.127.116.11:
Upgrade to 18.104.22.168 and then apply Interim Fix PI39833
Apply Fix Pack 22.214.171.124 or later (targeted availability 17 August 2015).
For V126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52:
Upgrade to 184.108.40.206 and then apply Interim Fix PI39833
Apply Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 or later (targeted availability 26 October 2015).
For V18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124:
Upgrade to Fix Pack 126.96.36.199 and then apply cumulative interim Fix PI39833
For V188.8.131.52 through 184.108.40.206:
Upgrade to Fix Pack 220.127.116.11 and then apply cumulative interim Fix PI39833
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*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will
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OF ANY ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL SECURITY VULNERABILITY.
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